last update: 5 May in 2020

The 9th International Workshop on

Web Services and Social Media (WSSM-2020)

In conjunction with The 23rd International Conference on NBiS-2020

University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

  August 31-September 2, 2020

Call for Papers

Covid-19 is now giving a great impact on the world. We are staying home and using many of web services. Since we must keep social distance, SNS is playing an important role to communicate. The role of e-learning and LMS system also changes. We need a new way of using web services and social media.

International Workshop on Web Services and Social Media (WSSM) encompasses a wide range of topics in the research, design, and implementation of Web related things, especially, social activity on the Internet. The first workshop on WSSM-2012 was held in Melbourne, Australia. This time, we are honored to hold the 9th workshop on WSSM-2020 in conjunction with the 23th International Conference on NBiS-2020. The workshop may be an online session due to covid-19. This workshop provides an international forum for researchers and participants to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges and present original ideas in all aspect of Web Services and Social Media. You are invited to submit papers in these areas and welcome to participate in the workshop. We welcome not only research papers on WSSM technology but also reports on requirements of WSSM in all domains.

  • Web Services, Web API, IoT,  Web Authentication,
  • SNS, Social Media, Community Functions, CyberWorld, Microblogging
  • Mobile Services, Location-Aware apps, eLearning Services,
  • P2P Web apps, Web Mashups, Web Virtual Space,
  • User-Generated Contents, Consumer-Generated Media, IoT-Generated Contents
  • Information Retrieval, XML, Data Mining, AI engine
  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, microservices , web-frameworks

Paper Submission

Authors should submit a paper to the WSSM-2020 workshop with maximum 10 pages in length, including all figures, tables, and references. However, authors can add up to 2 extra pages with the appropriate fee payment. Papers must be prepared using the Lecture Notes Style of Springer Proceedings. Submission instructions can be found at the web page at:

Prepare your paper and submit it electronically to the EDAS online submission system:
Please select the track: "W-WSSM-2020: The 9-th International Workshop on Web Services and Social Media"

All accepted papers of the workshop will be included in the NBiS-2020 conference proceedings.

Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the workshop. Please do follow the announcement on the NBiS-2020 website.

Important Dates
  • Paper Submission Deadline : May 31, 2020
  • Author Notification : June 12, 2020
  • Final Manuscript Due: June 25, 2020
  • Author Registration : June 25, 2020
  • Workshop dates: August 31-September 2, 2020

Workshop Co-Chair
  • Shusuke Okamoto, Seikei University, Japan
  • Masaki Kohana, Chuo University, Japan

Program Chair
  • Masayuki Ihara, NTT Service Evolution Laboratories, Japan
Program Committee(to be confirmed)
  • Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Hiroki Sakaji, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun Iio, Chuo University, Japan
  • Kin Fun Li, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Makoto Ikeda, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Makoto Takizawa, Hosei University, Japan
  • Masaru Kamada, Ibaraki University, Japan
  • Masaru Miyazaki, NHK, Japan
  • Tatsuhiro Yonekura, Ibaraki University, Japan
  • Tomoya Enokido, Rissho University, Japan
  • Yoshihiro Kawano, Tokyo University of Information Sciences, Japan
  • Yusuke Gotoh, Okayama University, Japan

Contact Information
If you have any questions or for more information, you can email us at okamoto<>.